Refugee Olympic Team

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Felix Ford, Sona Circle Around every four years, thousands of athletes gather to showcase their sporting ability on the biggest stage of all: The Olympic Games. Since its inception in 1896, the modern Games has been a widely celebrated spectacle that has the power to bring people together from all parts of society. It […]

Refugee Homelessness: A National Crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter, Sona Circle Refugee homelessness is rampant in the UK and the government is culpable. Hostile laws ban asylum seekers from working and only gives refugees 28 days to get housing before they are evicted from state shelters. This policy has made thousands of refugees homeless. We must push the government to protect […]

Mother’s Day In The Greek Refugee Camps

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter & Felix Ford, Sona Circle For many women, Mother’s Day means receiving a card and some flowers showing appreciation for everything they do, or having nice things done for them throughout the day. However, instead of this, millions of displaced women face just another day of difficulty in the inhumane conditions of […]

Triumph In Adversity: Ilhan Omar

Reading Time: 3 minutes     For over 100 years, March 8th has been International Women’s Day. This is a celebration ofwomen’s social, economic and cultural achievements in the face of discrimination and hardship. Today we celebrate Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar and her incredible rise from refugee to representative in the most powerful country on earth. Early life – […]

Government Kickstart Scheme for Job Creation – 6 Key Points

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Covid-19 has meant significant job losses in many sectors, including hospitality and leisure which employ many young workers who suffer the most in recessions. Youth unemployment has long-term detrimental impacts and spells of unemployment as a young worker can lead to lower pay and more unemployment decades later. Young workers have experienced the highest rates […]

Words for Welcome Refugee Poem

Words for Welcome Refugee Poem

Reading Time: 2 minutes     World Refugee Day takes place on the 20th of June every year. Leading up to this special day, Words for Welcome established a campaign #RefugeeVoice #IAmListening, where one refugee story was shared every day. To conclude this campaign, the team launched the Creatives Competition, which encouraged students globally to write, using these stories […]

Could refugees help solve the problem of ageing populations?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle Many countries today are experiencing an ageing population, where the number of over 65’s is increasing faster than any other age group in the population. Japan, Italy and Finland currently have the most aged populations, but the UK is not far behind. In the UK over 12 million people are […]

In conversation with Choose Love/ Help Refugees (Josie Naughton, Co-Founder)

Reading Time: 4 minutes     Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle  Help Refugees/Choose Love began in 2015 as a response to the refugee crisis during which 1 million people arrived in Europe, fleeing conflict and persecution. I spoke to one of Help Refugees founders, Josie Naughton, about how this NGO began, and some of the challenges they’ve faced since. Help […]

5 Internal Communications Methods for Start-Ups

5 Internal Communications Methods for Start-Ups

Reading Time: 2 minutes     By Michael Brennan (, Contributor  Are you a start-up company that’s developing your internal communications? Maybe you are a growing SME or established business that recognises internal communications could be improved. Identifying the issue is the easy part. It’s finding solutions that’s challenging, right? If this sounds like you, then this blog post […]

Sona Circle Recruitment Helping Refugees find Jobs and Employment Opportunities

Reading Time: 2 minutes     Aanya Bhandari, Sona Circle With the refugee unemployment rate (pre-COVID) at 18%, more than four times that of the UK average, refugee recruitment remains a key social and economic issue for over 150,000 refugees in the UK.  In attempting to enter the labour market, refugees are faced with several barriers, both social and […]